Paper Bead Curtain by Celina

Posted on Nov 6, 2009 in Events and Experiences | 3 comments

This post is written on a sad note, in memory of a young woman who loved to express her creative side. Celina Sulam was one of the women who make our beautiful Paper Beads in the Philippines. Three weeks ago, Celina was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident in which claimed her life. She was only nineteen.


I have always wanted to make curtains out of Paper Beads; however I haven’t quite found the time. Celina on the other hand, being the creative young lady that she was, made this fun and colorful curtain for her home.



What makes this curtain unique is the fact that it is made out of “reject paper beads”, or the paper beads that do not get selected to be made into strands. This curtain shows that even with some things a little bit less than perfect, mixed with creativity; a work of art can be created.


Hopefully this will inspire you to go out and make something out of… what some would think to be nothing and see what you come up with. You may be surprised.

Life is a gift and everyone should try and make the absolute best of it. In Memory of Celina Sulam, let’s take something old or tainted and turn it into something new and creative!


  1. There is a special place in heaven for Celina. My best to her family and friends at this sad time. I’m sure Celina has touched many hearts in her short life.

  2. they look like shells!!! so pretty pretty girl and so pretty curtain, sorry to hear her story, celina u did one inspiring thing to all of us.

  3. the curtain tied like that looks so much and so beautiful!celina must have a lot of patience doing these! sorry to hear about her. the beads are “rejects”? do u sell them too?